Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)

Tonga at Pacific Early Childhood Conference  Addressing a way forward for early childhood education was the focus of the first Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference held on September 19-21 on Denarau Island, Nadi…

Vicky Colbert, Laureate of the Yidan Prize for Educational Development


Vicky Colbert, Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente (FEN), was announced winner of The Yidan Prize for Education Development on Sept. 20 in Hong Kong. This is the inaugural year of the Yidan Prize. The Yidan Prize Foundation, from China, seeks to contribute to a better world through education, highlighting the work of those who have made sustainable impacts in the educational field worldwide…

One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse An ambitious experiment hopes to save them…

Rebuilding Education and Peace in Mindanao The education sector in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) exists within a complex and multi-layered social, political, economic and conflict environment. There are an estimated more than 10,000 displaced children from the recent Marawi conflict who will be unable to attend school this year. Both government troops and local residents have reported that child soldiers are fighting for the Maute/ISIS group in Marawi City. There is genuine fear that out-of-school children are vulnerable and at risk of being recruited by extremist groups. According to a joint DFAT and World Bank study in 2014, the education deficit in ARMM is so serious that only one in ten students will complete high school.

Impact bonds in developing countries: Early learnings from the field

The Long-run and Gender-equalizing Impacts of Schooling Policies  Very few studies currently exist on the long-term impacts of schooling policies in developing countries. We examine the impacts—half a century later—of a mandatory educational program conducted by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in their occupied areas during the First Indochina War. Difference-in-difference estimation results suggest that school-age children who were exposed to the program obtained significantly higher levels of education than their peers who were residing in French-occupied areas. The impacts are statistically significant for school-age girls and not for school-age boys …

Entrepreneur Training Focused on Mindset Proves more Effective Than Traditional Business Skills

Categories early reading, PISA, Returns to education, Shanghai, TIMSS

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